Periodically, we've tried to give Brady Cheerios or the little Gerber Graduate Puffs (we call them stars). Historically, he swallows immediately and gags. This week I tried again by giving Brady 1/3 of one star, and he did great! I think he's really starting to get the hang of it. Yah for stars!
Brady started holding his own bottle when he was about 6 months. I think this helped him operate the sippy cup, but he's still not completely grasping the idea that he should be drinking.